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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

Angst

We want to make some changes in our domestic help situation here but we are fairly frozen by fear and guilt. Log story short, Kathy Chen are family and leaving and they have an ayi who is a great cleaner, really nice, smart and solid – and…

Rocket Man

Howie Bernstein showed me a video of this 10 or more years ago. It is just as funny today.

Idiot America

I just read this in an old Esquire mag and thought it was really, really good. I found it online and wanted to hsare. It's long, but worh it.Greetings From Idiot Americaby Charles P. Pierce, as originally published in Esquire Magazine, 11/1/05There…

Interesting trip to the doctor

So I finally went to the doctor today. He was a nice guy, about my age, Asian-Australian and quite funny. He was a good looking, hip guy, probably Indonesian ethnically, with an earring and nicely groomed, pointy sideburns. We talked about what’s…

Guitar world CD review

For the August issue.. as you can see, I like this band and recommend the album, which will be out next month.Los Lonely BoysSacredOR/EPIC****BY ALAN PAULThe success of the Los Lonely Boys’ self-titled 2004 debut was as surprising as it was…

Buying a Car and get well soon, me

I’ve been sick with various forms of a cold for almost two weeks now and I am damn sick of it. I had a doctor’s appointment Tuesday morning but I cancelled it because I woke up feeling better and thought it was all past. But the last two…

Sara B. update

Geez, Sara really is as smart as she seemed when she was a precocious 8 year old. I just got notification that she is graduating U-Chicago next week with honors. It is great that she found a place that congregates all the kids who read "The…